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Vicious Dogs ~ North Hollywood

Hot Chick
When I went to Vicious Dogs this week, I asked the owner Willie what I should try. He said they they had a brand new dog they just put on the menu that day. Meet the Hot Chick. It's a bacon-wrapped dog topped with cheese, chopped chicken fritters, spicy BBQ sauce, and what I'm pretty sure is ranch dressing. The first few bites were sublime. A nice mix of crunch and explosive flavor. By the end, I was a bit overwhelmed by the sweet dressing. So, while it's (another) really good hot dog from Vicious, it might need some refinement. About $6. Check out some of the other excellent dogs...

Vicious Dogs ~ 5231 Lankershim Blvd ~ North Hollywood

Chicago Dog
Now this is a hot dog. Simply outstanding. Exactly what I'd expect if I went to the Windy City and ordered one there, complete with neon green relish and Vienna dog. With this, along with the Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa I had a couple weeks ago, Vicious Dogs has quickly risen to the top of my list when it comes to hot dogs. About $4.

Mediterranean Dog & Rings
Okay, first the beer-battered onion rings. Awesome. Awesome awesome awesome. Enough said, they were awesome. As for the Mediterranean Dog itself, this is probably my favorite Vicious dog yet. It's a regular hot dog topped with hummus (yes, hummus) and a cucumber, tomato, and onion salad. Oh so very delicious. Very refreshing, for a hot dog. Yummy. About $3 for the dog, $2.50 for the 1/2 order of rings.

L.A. Street Dog
It looks like it's smiling at you, because it is. Another winning wiener from Vicious Dogs. A bit too neat compared to what I expect in a street dog, but really really good. The bacon is fantastic and there's just enough BBQ sauce. Grilled onions and bell peppers, along with some mustard to finish it off. About $4.

Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa

I Love New York Dog
Grilled onions and tomatoes, Russian dressing and a poppy seed bun.

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